It aired on as part of their December 2014 Month of Movies. It's all about the execution guys. Ed and Al arrive at a prison, where Melvin destroyed the prison walls to find Julia. On the other hand, for both series the animation was fantastic. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. Check out this interview with the director. The motivations for the valley people to do what they do is understandable as they're living under the military's control but again, I've seen this a million times so I could care less.
The plot itself is pretty straightforward barring a few twists that I'm sure many won't see coming. This is happening while all the action is focused on Julia and Al stopping the lava flow and Ed fighting Ashleigh to the point where a viewer might wonder what he's doing and why he isn't contributing to the events on screen until he's finally shown standing next to two charred Chimera corpses. That's a lot of trauma for a girl to happen, which proves her to be a. Plenty of shows have utilized this animation style. It's up to our heroes to stop them. At best I thought the train fight at the beginning was exciting and well done. It's likely that their presence is nothing more than a nod to the fans as their addition adds nothing to the narrative, and this only serves to highlight the fact that this movie has been made for one reason only - and that isn't to tell a story.
It's just a little sad that a great title is being treated as nothing more than a cash cow, but with The Sacred Star of Milos, hopefully Bones will decide it's time to put the franchise out to pasture. I would like to think that the film had potential if it was handled better and there are so many easy ways to improve it. The man we were led to believe all movie was Ashleigh, was in fact a man by the name of Atlas, once the bodyguard for Julia's family who betrayed them all in order to obtain the Star aka Philosophers Stone. I don't use the word often, but these guys must be trolls. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory—even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.
The problem is that this movie is little more than a sideshow rather than a main event, which ironically places this feature below the much maligned Conqueror of Shamballa in terms of development - especially where the Elric Brothers are concerned. If you're going to use Winry, make her do something other than fix Ed's arm during a fight. The end of the film results in her using the Stone to save her people and etc. Ashleigh plays it straight since he wears a more traditional mask. This is one of the major problems with the film. Let's talk about the actual story now.
If you're going to put them in, make them do something. I'm all for giving attention to filler characters so they aren't just throw-away one-shots we don't care about but there's no reason to sideline the franchise's actual stars to do so. Al goes to help save the valley while Ed and Julia go after Atlas. This is reflected by the quality of the animation the attempts to make the action scenes more visceral often has bodies contorting in odd ways. Switch Browser Recommended — Firefox 2.
I would've loved to see more Hughes. If the writers didn't make Ed's arm break, she had no business being in this film. If you didn't care about this story though, I still hope it gets you to check out previous works because those are genuinely good and still hold up. It looks like he's signaling him to provide a distraction. It would honestly be for the good of the film since whoever decided to make these choices with the characters obviously didn't care, so why were they in it? Overall 5 Story 4 Animation 7 Sound 7 Character 5 Enjoyment 6 Prequels and sequels are known to be tough to do well.
Overall 5 Story 4 Animation 8 Sound 6 Character 4 Enjoyment 5 An unfortunate truth about the anime industry is that movies of long-running shounen manga are always trite and unremarkable: uninspired scenarios and forgettable guest characters being among the main reasons why. No different from the usual making of filler villains. He uses the same form of alchemy Julia practices, which he uses to crystallize water into snow. En route to the city, the train is attacked simultaneously by werewolves and people in flying suits, all of whom seem to be after a young girl. Despite the Elrics' efforts to capture the criminal, he ends up escaping, and after some investigation with Edward's superior and his lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, they learn that the fugitive, Melvin Voyager, escaped with only six months remaining of his five-year sentence.
She uses the rest of the stone's power to save her brother from death by opening the Gate of Truth at the cost of her left leg. The animation production values are decent for a movie-length release, and sound is fine with the same voice actors reprising their roles from the main series. With the Valley safe, Julia uses the rest of her power to heal Ashleigh, restoring his face and saving his life. ? Unlike , which acted as an epilogue for the , this is a standalone side story. The rest of the movie has a variety of musical accompaniments composed by Iwashiro Taro ranging from dramatic martial themes to medieval-style ditties and mysterious piano pieces, and for the most part these tracks fit their respective scenes quite well. It may also count as a case of. Guess what the Sanguine Star is created from.
One of my friends fell asleep. Please by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. This film simply can't match up to that legacy. Not annoying or horrendous to listen to so I'm good here. April 2019 The movie begins with a young girl, Julia Crichton, waking up from a dream about the day her family was forcibly taken from her home by soldiers beside her older brother Ashleigh, who is currently studying their parents' alchemy books. Not because of any well thought out reason, just another cliche. Meanwhile, Melvin finds his opportunity and escapes, followed after by the Elric Brothers.
Years later, a criminal breaks free from prison in Amestris, and the Elric brothers, and , join the effort to recapture him. However, both Ashleigh and Julia's Stars disintegrate, and Julia sacrifices her left leg and glimpses the Gate of Truth. Overall 2 Story 3 Animation 6 Sound 7 Character 3 Enjoyment 2 This will be a long one. Unfortunately, at the end Ed also has to give heroic speech 2148 while fighting the main villain. This plot has been done to death. I'm pretty sure I'm not in the minority on this.